For the poem contest over at the Writer's Gallery, I wasn't quite sure what to write or how to write it. If you check out my previous posts on my blog you'll find me playing around with poems a lot, including the spacing, rhythm, and rhyme.
A huge influence for writing the poem this way came from reading the writings of Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Bukowski. I enjoyed reading them, but I enjoyed listening to them even more. It was the jive talk of the beat generation poet that hooked me, and the rough gritty voice of Bukowski prose. So I decided to incorporate those into my submission.
Originally it was going to be three parts, but as I trimmed it down I started noticing that the narrator didn't want to talk much, he just wanted to drink more and forget. This is more of the narrator being a cautionary tale for his captured drinking audience.
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*picture is originally from http://www.sevenmileswest.com/glynn/success%20stills.htm